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Nelson Ribeiro (PhD in Communication and Culture Studies, University of Lincoln) is the Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences where he also Coordinates the Doctoral Programme in Communication Studies. Member of the Board at the Research Center for Communication and Culture (CECC), he coordinates the research group “Media Narratives and Cultural Memory”. He is the founding director of the Lisbon Winter School for the Study of Communication, organized in partnership with the Annenberg School for Communication (University of Pennsylvania), the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (University of Southern California) and the University of Helsinki.

Since 2016 he is the Chair of the Communication History section at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). Previously he was Vice-Chair and Chair of the Communication History Division at the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Ribeiro was the PI of the research project “Broadcasting in the Portuguese Empire: Nationalism, Colonialism, Identity” funded by FCT and Lisbon2020 (2018-2022) and the coordinator of the Portuguese team of the Horizon2020 support action “Compact: Social Media and Convergence” (2018-2021).

Ribeiro is affiliated with the International Panel on the Information Environment (IPIE). In 2022 he was the recipient of a fellowship from the Hoover Institution at Stanford University for his research on the relations between Radio Free Europe, the American government, and the Portuguese dictatorship during the Cold War. In 2023 he was elected member of the Academia Europaea. His main research interests are media history, propaganda and disinformation, media and colonialism and journalism studies. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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